7 Decorating Ideas From ‘The Things That Matter’

We’ve been talking this month about The Things That Matter, designer Nate Berkus’ new book that profiles a dozen colorful people and the homes that define them. Here are seven creative decorating ideas from the book, all photographed by Roger Davies. (Want to see more? There are a few more days left to enter to win a signed copy of the book in our Things That Matter Pinterest contest.)

Photo, at right: Jewelry designer Kelly Framel keeps her favorite baubles and belts at the ready and on display draped over two mannequins in her bedroom.


Barri Leiner Grant keeps a chalkboard on her mantel for her kids to draw on. “It’s a confident move,” writes Berkus. “and when you think about it, you can’t really have personal style without confidence.”


Jewelry lover Corin Nelson displays her favorite pieces museum-style in glass boxes in her bedroom.


During the Holocaust, Dr. Ruth Westheimer was orphaned and sent to work in a children’s home in Switzerland. A friend made this dollhouse for her in later years. “Here I have control,” she says. “Everything is exactly the way I want it to be in this house.”


Fabiola Beracasa created a reading nook under her stair. The shelves are made from knotty wood reclaimed from a barn, and a hanging bamboo chair hangs from the ceiling, taking up little space.


Brooke Cundiff elegantly displays her shoe collection in a French, silk-lined curio cabinet.


Sandy Foster created bookshelves in the peak of her 400-square-foot cottage and quieted the jumble of mismatched books by covering them with grey paper.

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